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    On July 4th, American Independence Day, Romain Jerome introduced a new model celebrating the 127th anniversary of the dedication of Miss Liberty. The new creation, called the RJ Liberty-DNA Black fittingly features a black PVD-coated bronze bezel, echoing the true nature of The Statue of Liberty.


    Housed in a 46mm black PVD-coated steel case, the bezel of the timepiece has been designed to perfectly cover and protect the dial. The spikes of the crown, said to represent our planet’s seven continents, are illustrated here as time indicators, replacing the numerals on the dial and allowing the tips of the hands to appear through the crown’s “windows”. The dial composed of copper from the Statue of Liberty is now available in light grey and has been oxidized.


    The RJ logo is featured at 12 o’clock. The facetted and polished hour and minute hands have been blackened to highlight the sharp appearance of this unique timepiece. The case is held by four paws in black PVD-coated steel creating RJ-Romain Jerome’s signature X, found across each dial of the brand’s watch collections. A medallion on each case back of the collection shows the flame of freedom lighting up the stars of the American flag with the number of each limited edition delicately engraved.


    The watch comes on a black hornback and the piece is limited to just 125 pieces as a nod to its big sister, the original Liberty-DNA model that celebrated Miss Liberty’s 125th Anniversary in 2012. The watch will retail for a party sized US$14,900.

    Specifications

    Caliber RJ001-A
    Mechanical self winding movement
    Frequency 28,800 v/h
    Jewelling 23 jewels
    Power reserve 42 hours
    Water resistance 3atm (30 meters)
    Functions Central hours & minutes
    Case Ø46 mm
    Black PVD-coated steel
    Engraved case back depicting the flame of liberty lighting up the stars and stripes of the American flag
    Bezel PVD coated bronze bezel which recalls the aesthetic of the statue’s famous crown
    Dial Grey lacquered dial containing the DNA of the Statue of Liberty
    Hands Black facetted, polished and sandblasted hands
    Strap Black hornback strap
    Limited edition 125 pieces
    Retail price USD 14,900.



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    Re: Romain Jerome Liberty-DNA Black

    Are RJ a serious brand or a blingy brand?
    There's always room on top.

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    Re: Romain Jerome Liberty-DNA Black

    Quote Originally Posted by thumos View Post
    Are RJ a serious brand or a blingy brand?
    Yes.

    They are seriously expensive, and blingy. Definitely more on the fashion side of things, than the horology side of things. This movement, the "Caliber RJ001-A", is a 7750, with the chronograph and date functions removed. For nearly $15,000.

    I also find it odd that they chose to celebrate the 127th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty. Seems like an odd number.
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    Re: Romain Jerome Liberty-DNA Black

    I don't get it...could you please explain this watch...
    While you're at it, explain all his watches...
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    Re: Romain Jerome Liberty-DNA Black

    Quote Originally Posted by little big feather View Post
    I don't get it...could you please explain this watch...
    While you're at it, explain all his watches...
    Takes a (probably unwanted) piece of something well-known, slaps it on the watch.. profit.

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    Re: Romain Jerome Liberty-DNA Black

    Quote Originally Posted by mew88 View Post
    Takes a (probably unwanted) piece of something well-known, slaps it on the watch.. profit.
    Do his watches actually sell or did he just steal the Underpants Gnomes' business model: step 1 - make hideous and tasteless watches, step 2 - ???, step 3 - profit? Are very wealthy people buying these abominations ironically?
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    CERBERUS, n. The watch-dog of Hades, whose duty it was to guard the entrance — against whom or what does not clearly appear; everybody, sooner or later, had to go there, and nobody wanted to carry off the entrance. Cerberus is known to have had three heads, and some of the poets have credited him with as many as a hundred. Professor Graybill, whose clerky erudition and profound knowledge of Greek give his opinion great weight, has averaged all the estimates, and makes the number twenty-seven — a judgment that would be entirely conclusive is Professor Graybill had known (a) something about dogs, and (b) something about arithmetic.

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    Re: Romain Jerome Liberty-DNA Black

    Quote Originally Posted by Au Hasard Balthazar View Post
    Do his watches actually sell or did he just steal the Underpants Gnomes' business model: step 1 - make hideous and tasteless watches, step 2 - ???, step 3 - profit? Are very wealthy people buying these abominations ironically?
    I think there is a market for these. Horologically it's nothing special but it makes a very good (and perhaps tasteless) conversational piece.

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    Re: Romain Jerome Liberty-DNA Black

    Quote Originally Posted by Au Hasard Balthazar View Post
    Do his watches actually sell or did he just steal the Underpants Gnomes' business model: step 1 - make hideous and tasteless watches, step 2 - ???, step 3 - profit? Are very wealthy people buying these abominations ironically?
    I too would be genuinely curious as to the clientelle that buy these? We know there's a market for horrendously expensive, jewel-encrusted watches from the 'big name' companies. Mainly rappers, Russian oil bilionaires and Arab Sheikhs. I do wonder who's going to pay $14K for a 46mm chunk of steel?

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    Re: Romain Jerome Liberty-DNA Black

    Yuk!

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    Re: Romain Jerome Liberty-DNA Black

    Quote Originally Posted by little big feather View Post
    I don't get it...could you please explain this watch...
    While you're at it, explain all his watches...
    Agreed, They would have to beg me to take one of their watch.. let alone pay for one!..

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